Oakland, Calif. — It was a lightning fast-paced battle and Stephen Curry’s ankle held up just fine.
Curry tallied 29 points and 11 assists in the Golden State Warriors’ 110-108 triumph over the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of this Western Conference first- round series.
It was a hectic final few moments.
Wilson Chandler nailed a left corner three to pull Denver within 109-108 with 16.5 seconds remaining.
The Warriors called timeout with 9.4 ticks left, but were called for a five-second violation on the ensuing inbounds.
San Antonio 120, LA Lakers 89
Los Angeles, Calif. -- Tim Duncan registered 26 points and nine rebounds and Tony Parker scored 20 in San Antonio’s 120-89 rout of the Lakers in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
The Spurs, who shot 61.2 percent from the field, also got 13 points from DeJuan Blair, 12 from Kawhi Leonard and 11 from Danny Green.
Pau Gasol had a triple-double of 11 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the Lakers, who also received 25 points and 11 boards from Dwight Howard.
New York 90, Boston 76
Boston — The New York Knicks used another dominant half to guide them to victory. This time it was during the opening 24 minutes. Carmelo Anthony netted 26 points and the Knicks took a commanding 3-0 series lead following a 90-76 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference first-round series.
Raymond Felton added 15 points and 10 assists for New York.